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Transportation YOU

WTS International established Transportation YOU as a focused, interactive, mentoring program that offers girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Through the program, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology. These courses are the stepping stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry. Click here for more information on WTS International's Transportation YOU program.
 
The WTS Los Angeles Transportation YOU programs include:
  1. Adopt-a-School Program
  2. High School Scholarships
  3. Girl Scout Transportation Badge Program 
The Adopt-a-School program engages students in various ways. The program includes presentations on transportation careers, mentoring workshops, site tours, and establishing a sample curriculum for girls interested in transportation as a career choice. This also includes hosting an Empowerment Day, a career awareness event IMG_0290_(1)with keynote speakers and workshops with transportation professionals, providing insight on the various disciplines and education and training necessary for select career paths.     
 
WTS-LA distributes academic scholarships for high school students attending the schools in the Adopt-a-School program, with $19,000 awarded in high school scholarships in 2018. The high school scholarship program will be available by summer 2019, and applications will be accepted in Fall 2019. More details to follow soon. 
 
These programs and activities are designed to connect the future workforce with STEM-oriented possibilities and to carry out our mission to: “Engage and Encourage High School Students in Transportation Careers to Build the Workforce of Tomorrow.”
 
To learn more about WTS-LA Transportation YOU, including the high school scholarships, contact Co-Chairs Sharlane Bailey and Barbara Marquez at wtslosangeles@gmail.com.
 
Click HERE to read the recent News article on Transportation YOU. 
 
Pictured above: WTS-LA Transportation YOU committee members Dr. Destiny Thomas (LADOT), Sharlane Bailey (Foothill Transit), Tina Backstrom (LAWA), Linda Apodaca (Foothill Transit), and Ashlien Savage (Foothill Transit) 
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